You've probably noticed less participation here, and more on /r/asktrp as Reddit admin have been tweaking the settings to prevent people from accessing our subreddit. Some recent changes:
- Upvoting content that violates Reddit's wrongthink policy will now end in personal bans.
- On the new design, you can no longer access quarantined subs without verying an email address. (You can get around this with https://old.reddit.com)
- Reddit Apps will show /r/theredpill is simply gone or missing unless you're logged in with a previously authenticated red pill account.
These changes are expected as they try to stifle any conversation that challenges the status quo leading up to the 2020 election. We are quite literally the heart and origin of many offshoot communities who have adopted our language to discuss other counter-cultural matters.
This very fact makes me proud because regardless of what happens to our community on reddit, the ideas and memes that we put into motion will live on regardless of our status.
But, we're not down and we're not out. We have big news on the horizon. We have been hard at work completing a very feature-rich alternative to reddit on our off-site meeting place: https://www.trp.red and we're getting very close to opening some of these forums for public use.
Our forums.red updates are shaping up to seriously challenge reddit's usability, and our new flairs feature (users, posts), which spans across both the forums and trp.red tribes, will give moderators (tribe leaders) complete control over their communities.
We've been hard at work putting together advanced mod tools to give tribe leaders the fine-tuned control they need to keep communities running smoothly.
I know that it's been a long time coming but as the already flourishing community on https://www.trp.red would attest, the updates have been big and have improved performance considerably.
Thanks to our supporters we have been able to grow our tech infrastructure to include dedicated database and caching hardware to manage as users migrate over. And that's good news given our 2-5 million monthly hits as of the past few months.
I'm very excited to launch forums in the coming weeks (we have a scheduled maint window March 6th to do yet another big migration to beefier hardware) and will update everybody here accordingly.
In the meantime, please feel free to join our rowdy userbase and make your own tribe, or browse one of our hundreds of tribes already going such as:
Thanks again for your support and I look forward to seeing you over on https://www.trp.red